First in the nation to pass a "Benefit Corporation" law, Maryland will soon recognize a new corporate structure for enterprises aligning social values with solid business practices.
Join ChangeMatters and the Grants Collection at Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center for an engaging dialogue on the advantages, challenges, and relevance of existing options and emerging models for social enterprise in Maryland.
As the new law takes effect in October, nonprofits, small businesses, funders, and technical assistance resources seek information on alternative "hybrid" corporate and legal models for community benefit. Two working dialogue sessions will highlight incentives and support necessary to implement and grow activity in this area.
10:30a to 12:00p
Legal, tax, and corporate perspectives on benefit corporations and other models
1:00p to 3:00p
Dialogue for social entrepreneurs around Baltimore and Maryland
This free meeting is open to the public. Working dialogue sessions facilitated by ChangeMatters colleagues and partners, will collaboratively inform interested parties on resource ideas and sector needs ahead.
Official Website: http://baltsocentdisc.eventbrite.com/
Added by arteerr on August 24, 2010